I’ve been slathering them with Vaseline, the girls do not appreciate it but the rooster is enjoying every minute of it. I even filed his toe nails this week and he stood there for it no problem. He’s a diva lolI prefer to give them a nice bath in warm water, then slather them with cooking oil. I opt for sunflower oil as it's easy to obtain, inexpensive, and absorbs quickly; it has the added benefit of moisturizing their skin, making it healthier as well. If combined with a massage as you do this, you may have many a feathered friend indeed!